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ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass

Greek Name: Serranus tortugarum

$49.99

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LiveAquaria® is pleased to present an ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass as part of our constantly expanding variety of sustainably-raised, captive-bred or cultured marine life to fill your aquarium. The stunning ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk bass has many appealing qualities which make it an excellent option for beginner and experienced marine aquarium hobbyists alike.
The ORA® Captive-Bred Bass is an attractive and durable fish with a tolerant personality that can reach the maximum size of around 3″. The vibrantly colored ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass is a stunning jewel-tone hue of turquoise blue and lavender pink with striking stripes of rust. The vibrant pastel hue in this ORA® Capetive-Bred Chalk Bass appears to change depending on the lighting conditions, creating a stunning visual display. This captive-bred Chalk Bass has a unique advantage over wild-harvested species because they are stronger and more accustomed to the conditions used in aquariums in homes.

It is recommended that the ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass must be housed in a well-established, 30 gallon or larger aquarium aquascape that is brimming with live rock, live sand as well as plenty of hidden spots. If you’re thinking of keeping a small number of ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass, ensure to put them together in an aquarium of at minimum 100 gallons. This ORA® Captive-Bred Bass timid and cautious fish, which rarely displays aggression toward other fish other than the conspecifics and congeners. Keep this ORA® Captive-Bred Bass with other fish of calm temperament, and do not keep with fish that are more aggressive. This ORA® Cape-Bred Chalk bass isn’t a problem for corals, which makes it a great option for coral reefs in the aquarium. The wild Chalk Bass can be found throughout the Western Atlantic Ocean (including southern Florida, Bahamas, Honduras, and the Virgin Islands) and typically are found on rubble-strewn silty or sandy bottoms in close proximity to reefs.

It is believed that the ORA chalk bass has a big appetite, and therefore it is essential to offer a varied diet which includes vitamin-enriched frozen mysis shrimp and vitamin-enriched brine shrimp that are frozen, as well as other meaty meals, in addition to the highest quality of sea flake as well as marine pellet diet.

Approximate Size of Purchase: 1″ up to 1 1/2″

Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Blue, Orange, Purple

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

Yes

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3"

Origin

Aquacultured - ORA®

Family

Serranidae

Minimum Tank

30 gallons

Description

ORA® Captive-Bred Chalk Bass Information

This is one of the fish species in aquariums that is frequently ignored by aquarists, even though it can be a valuable addition to hobbyists. The positive aspect is that this fish is very well behaved and is a fantastic addition to any home aquarium.

The fish is found in its home in the Western Atlantic as well as the Caribbean and prefers spending the majority of its time at the sea’s bottom close to the reefs. The Chalk Bass is discovered at depths of up to 400 meters, but is typically found at only the depth of 90 meters. It’s also known by the name of Serranus tortugarum.

It is a tranquil aquarium fish that gets together with more peaceful tank mates, thus making it a nice fish to share with others in the community. Sometimes, however, when the fish has grown too large, it will consume smaller invertebrates such as the Bamboo shrimp, but will only do it in the absence of any other readily available food source.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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